Category Archives: interior paint colors

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

The Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View full post »

Color Of The Year 2018 – And The Winner Is…

Well, guys, this is it. The last two weeks of 2017 and that means it’s time to discuss.. The Color of theView full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

My Horrid Roof Is The Color Of ____ And The Exterior Paint Colors Don’t Work

Dear Laurel, I am hoping and praying that you will do a post or ten posts about exterior paint colors. But,View full post »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »

My 16 Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Oh my, this is the last post for 2016!   I considered doing another “Best of” awards like lastView full post »

The Little Known Truth About The Color Of The Year 2017

  Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s when three giants of the paint and color industryView full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

A Beautiful Home Renovation Makes Big Bucks For The Sellers

It’s a happy day when I see a home renovation where the owners did everything right. And they didn’tView full post »

Confused About Your Paint Sheen? Here’s Why

A woman named Sheena has finally figured out her paint colors but then she goes to the paint store and the dudeView full post »

Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors 2016 – Matched To Benjamin Moore

There are Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors! Actually, they aren’t all that new. They were released inView full post »

A Genius Paint Tip You Need To Know About

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten dozens of requests to do sponsored posts. I always say,View full post »

Have You Seen This Trendy Color Palette With A Twist?

You might have recalled from my last post that I found two fabrics to build a whole house color palette from.View full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView full post »

The Laurel Home Essential Paint Color Collection Is Here!

Oh Man. I bet some of you thought I was just messin’ with your head. She ain’t ever going to come upView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, This has been a very special time for me. Within one month’s time, I won an award for Best Writing on aView full post »

My No-Fail Paint Color Failed – What Went Wrong?

The other day, there was a comment on my last post about a 25-color whole-house paint palette. She wrote to tell me,View full post »

20 Breathtakingly Gorgeous Ceiling Paint Colors and One That Isn’t

Dear Laurel, I’m so upset. I’ve been working with a designer and love everything she’sView full post »

Have You Seen These Incredibly Romantic Paint Palettes?

Happy Valentines Day! In honor of the day of love, I am again revisiting Downton Abbey to reveal some of theView full post »

60 Downton Abbey Colors +10 Palettes {like you’ve never seen}

SIXTY DOWNTON ABBEY COLORS and TEN UNIQUE DOWNTON ABBEY COLOR PALETTES!   WHAT??? Laurel, are youView full post »

Your #One Interior Decorating Problem And The Solution

Happy New Year !!! First of all, before I get into today’s topic, the number one interior decoratingView full post »

Benjamin Moore Color of The Year 2016 – Anything But Simple

Simply White is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year  2016. It’s a fine color. It’s a lovely white.View full post »

The Answer To Your Prayers – 15 No Fail Interior Paint Colors!

By far… The number one issue that people write to me about is: INTERIOR PAINT COLORS Several times a weekView full post »

A Common Mistake When Choosing The Perfect Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Matched to Farrow and Ball 2015!

This is something I’ve been dying to do for some time and I’m so excited to share this with you!View full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays! What Colors Will Work With It?

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest.  Great boards.  I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

True or False? Painting Walls White Will Make A Room Appear Larger

Common’ Laurel… That one’s easy. Everyone knows that painting walls white will make a roomView full post »

The Hidden Truth About Paint Colors That No One Ever Told You

The other day I had a real Aha! moment. Oh, I love it when that happens! While working on the many paint posts,View full post »

HELP ME PLEASE! My Child Picked An Ugly Paint Color!

Dear Laurel, Thanks for all of your posts about painting adult rooms. But what about kids’ rooms? My son is 6 andView full post »

Here Is The Reason Why You Need To Test Paint Colors Before Painting

The other day, I did a paint consult for a very nice couple who had just bought a home in Westchester County. ItView full post »

The ONE White Trim Color That Works Every Time

Dear Laurel, I know you’ve gone over this and over this. I’ve read all of your posts about white and loveView full post »